The lights are twinkling.

You're in your happy place.

Whether you're enjoying the quiet of a day spent lounging, or encircled by the hectic whirlwind of a family gathering, here is a little something delicious for you, cooked up by Alexa and Emily!

Barley Light by Tin Can Knits

Barley Light is a light-weight version our popular Barley Hat.

It's the latest addition to The Simple Collection - 11 free patterns and learn-to-knit tutorials. Barley Light is a free pattern, so download your copy now!

  • it's simple enough to take visiting
  • get that skein of luxurious yarn onto your needles, and enjoy every stitch!

We used The Uncommon Thread yarns for this little lovely! If you'd like to get some for yourself, there will be a shop update on Boxing Day, December 26th at 4pm GMT.

Barley Light

Heart On My Sleeve
knit with care

Heart on my Sleeve is a book of 8 sweater patterns, sized baby to big, from 9 different designers. Designs have been donated by Shannon Cook, Romi Hill, Bristol Ivy, Tanis Lavallée, Joji Locatelli, Alexa Ludeman, Jane Richmond, Ysolda Teague, and Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits. The project and ebook were coordinated by Tin Can Knits. Check out the designs now!

Buy the ebook now for $18 USD

For each $18 ebook sold, $16.80 USD is donated to the Against Malaria Foundation (the remainder is made up of Paypal and Ravelry fees). Each ebook purchased will help purchase nets that keep people safe. What do you need to do? Just buy the book and get knitting!

As designers, we are constantly inspired and impressed by the knitting community. Our work goes out into the world and passes through so many hands, and in this we saw an opportunity to contribute.

Feb 21 2018 UPDATE: so far we've donated $79,327 USD - this buys 38,961 nets, to protect 70,130 people (this is the entire population of 130-140 villages). Check the fundraising progress here.





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Barley Light

Barley Light

Barley Light

Barley Light

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